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1970s Photo Gallery

More of Ray Walker’s photographs from the 1970s

Aquabell at Wroxham in 1973

Bell Boats “Aquabell” moored at Wroxham in 1973 where the Hotel Wroxham now stands. Ernest Collins yard can be seen on the right.

The coaster “Helena Jayne” passes through Reedham in the mid 1970s

The coaster “Helena Jayne” passes through Reedham in the mid 1970s. This boat apparently sunk off the coast of Portsmouth in 1996 thankfully with no loss of life.

Powles Star Tracker 1 pictured in 1977

Powles “Star Tracker 1” pictured on her first hire after returning from the London Boat Show in 1977.

Horning 1979

Summercrafts “Gainsborough Girl” double moored with “Fairwind 3” outside the Swan Inn at Horning in 1979.

Summercraft boatyard 1979

Summercrafts “Grecian Girl” moored at their yard in Wroxham 1979. “Gainsborough Girl” can be seen behind.

Merrimore at Wroxham 1979

Moores “Merrimore” heading downstream towards Wroxham Bridge c1979.

The following collection of photographs were taken in 1975 by Graeme Cushion. You can read Graeme’s memories of his first two boating holidays in the 1970s Collected Memories section of the archive.

Lorencia 3 in 1975

J103 “Lorencia 3” from Richardson's Pleasurecraft of Stalham pictured at Wroxham in 1975.

St Benets Abbey 1975

This picture was taken inside the ruins of St. Benet’s Abbey in 1975.

Horning Ferry Inn 1975

The Ferry Inn at Horning pictured in September 1975. The boat moored on the right is S504 “Jocelyn” from Martham Boats.

Great Yarmouth 1975

Cruising through Great Yarmouth in September 1975.

Breydon Water 1975

The view towards Breydon taken from the mouth of the River Bure in September 1975.

Breydon Water 1975

The view looking towards Breydon from the Berney Arms Mill in September 1975.

Berney Arms moorings 1975

The River Yare pictured from the Berney Arms Mill in September 1975.

Reedham Ferry 1975

The chain link ferry at Reedham, crossing the river Yare in 1975.

Brundall 1975

Brundall pictured in September 1975. The boat in the foreground is an Ocean 37 “Lady Avocet”.

Oulton Broad 1975

Oulton Broad in 1975.

Lake Lothing 1975

A boat graveyard at Lake Lothing pictured in September 1975.

“Royal Consort” from Royalls of Wroxham 1975

“Royal Consort” from Royalls of Wroxham, a Hampton Safari pictured c1975. The first of three photos submitted by Nigel Pope.

“Royal Consort” c1975

Keeping everything ship-shape! Another picture of “Royal Consort” c1975.

The interior of “Royal Consort” c1975.

The interior of “Royal Consort” c1975.

Another set of photographs from the Bell family collection

Perfect Lady 1 in 1971

“Perfect Lady 1” from Herbert Woods pictured in July 1971.

Perfect Lady 1 at Ranworth 1971

“Perfect Lady 1” moored at Ranworth in July 1971.

Dinghy sailing at Acle in July 1971

Dinghy sailing at Acle in July 1971.

Stracey Arms Mill 1971

Stracey Arms Mill pictured in 1971.

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